Student & Scholar Workshops

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Description: Are you new to driving in the United States? Driving conditions and customs may be different than what you are used to in your home country. This workshop will provide information to help you prepare for driving in the U.S., including driving tips, driving etiquette, and important skills to keep you safe on the roads in good and bad weather. 

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Description: This program is designed to give you some idea of what to look for when buying a used car. We will provide written information and address important questions about what to keep in mind when buying a used car.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Description: Each country has a unique educational system with specific expectations of students and faculty. This program will provide information about expectations of students and faculty in the American system, which may be different from those in other countries. 

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Description: This workshop is designed to help new international students raise their awareness about sexual misconduct issues in the U.S. from a cross cultural perspective.

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Fri, Aug 17 10:30am-11:30am
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Friday, August 17, 2018

Description: IC advisors will provide updates on any changes to immigration regulations or procedures that affect F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. They will also answer questions about a number of topics in the news, including the "travel ban", which places certain restrictions on visa issuance to citizens of Iran, Libya...

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Description: It's extremely important to learn to use the University's library services as soon as possible. This workshop will introduce new international students and scholars to the University's extensive library system so that they can start using library resources immediately, and will provide an introduction to online research using University and other databases....

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Description: This workshop will 1) offer you an insight into the essential and budget-friendly places to shop in Ann Arbor for furniture and groceries, 2) give you tools to save on textbook fees, 3 teach you how to prepare your wardrobe for winter and, 4) introduce you to Michigan’s sales tax, returns, warranties and tipping. Most importantly, we'd also provide you with our...

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Description: There are many different ways of getting around the U-M campus and around Ann Arbor, but they can be confusing at first. We’ll talk about U-M and Ann Arbor buses, bicycling, taxis, driving and parking, “zipcars,” and walking, including information about personal safety. 

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Description: Moving away from home and adjusting to a new culture can be challenging. Feelings of excitement, frustration, and homesickness, although normal to the adjustment process, can be difficult to endure. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the ins and outs and ups and downs of cultural adjustment, and learn some strategies that will help you to cope with the...

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Description: In this session you will learn the different roles of your academic and research advisors, what their places are in the American educational system, what they will expect from you, and what you can expect from them. Advisors are some of the most important individuals in a student’s career. It is important to understand this relationship so that misunderstandings...

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